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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Crystal Robbins

As a little girl, I found myself always rescuing whatever animal crosses my path needing help. Baby bunnies, birds fell out of their nests, plenty of lizards, and of course, any lost dog or puppy needing assistance getting home. I have had a true love of all animals since as early as I can remember. Later in life, I found myself independently rescuing Code Red dogs and puppies from local shelters, rehoming them myself to loving homes. Read more>>

Steven Terrell

I recently decided to retire from the NFL this past year after six years. I played for the Jaguars, Texans, Seahawks, Chiefs, and Titans. I was undrafted and bounced around the NFL but I was proud of my career and the grind and focus it took to last that long as an undrafted free agent coming out of college. Read more>>

Ethan Montano

I didn’t grow up with a musical background. I played piano and listen to music and that was pretty much it, I feel like a lot of kids are forced to play piano as a kid for a bit until their parents eventually give up. My parents weren’t musical and neither was any of my extended family. Read more>>

Kelechi Uchendu

In 2013, I completed my BA in Political Science Pre-Law with a specialization in Environmental Science from Michigan State University. I also received my JD from Vermont Law School in 2016 and my LLM in Environmental Law from my alma mater in 2018. Before I started my business, I was also a writer for Detroit Fashion News. Read more>>

Sammi Nilla

I guess I’ll start at the beginning. I first discovered the art of Drag in 2013 while I was still in college. I was scrolling through Amazon Prime when I came across Rupaul’s Drag Race (Season 6) for the first time. Just two episodes in and I was hooked for life! I found every episode I could find and watched every YouTube video I could find with drag queens in them. Read more>>

Liana Mejia

I’m a proud Latina who was born in Honduras but moved to the United States in 2004. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that my purpose in life was to help people, uplift them and motivate them. At age 16, I got my 1st job in a retail store. I would go to school in the morning and work in the afternoon. Read more>>

Devin Smalls and Ni’Asia Smalls

We met mid-2013 and came across a camera in 2014. Prior to getting a camera, we would always share stories about our interest of art and how we wanted to start a creative agency as our long term goal. Our goal to touch on real-life experiences through art. Read more>>

Jewel High

It all started when I decided that I wanted the world to experience unconditional joy. I remember feeling overwhelmed by the amount of people struggling to find happiness in this fast-paced world. Many come to work weighted with stress, anger and anxiety or create such emotions in the office causing others to leave feeling that way. Read more>>

Matt Schneider, Payton Guthrie and Amanda Lucas

Harvest Exteriors started with the vision of three friends. We all had desires to start a business, but could never decide exactly what to do. After much prayer, God leads them to the idea of an exterior services company. But, not something they did for themselves. Read more>>

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